Photo: Facebook Page of Mariel de Leon
The daughter of Christopher de Leon and Sandy Andolong wants to follow the path of her parents.
She is Mariel de Leon.
From New Zealand, where she was taking up Culinary Arts, she went home to the Philippines to join the 2013 Binibining Pilipinas pageant. Though she didn’t get the crown, she plans to join again, not just anytime soon.
“I think, being only 20, I need to get out there and experience a lot of things first and kind of grow up and mature,” she said in an interview with Yahoo! Philippines.
Mariel’s finish as one of the 15 semi-finalists in last year’s Binibining Pilipinas was indeed a decent performance for an apprentice.
The 5-foot-9 showbiz royalty is now taking up acting workshops with ABS-CBN. Though she is pressured to follow the footsteps of her parents, she is lucky that she has supportive parents.
“Tatay (Christopher) and I never want you to be compared and identified with us. I love you more than life itself,” Sandy said.
With report from Yahoo! Philippines